QR Codes® are the LBD of Marketing
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QR Codes® are the LBD of Marketing

Not the Sexy one, the other one… The little black dress is the essential wardrobe staple, the dress that will take you practically anywhere. QR codes may not be as sexy as a little black Chanel® dress, but they are a staple, and they will take you anywhere.  Smartphones are used by 64% of the population in the...

What is Your Plan for a “Mysterious” Market?
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What is Your Plan for a “Mysterious” Market?

The chairman of Standard and Poor’s Index Committee, David Blitzer, described what the real estate market would look like in 2015 with one word, “Mysterious.” For professionals making their living off of the success of the Real Estate market, this probably wasn’t the most reassuring word. A few synonyms for the word ‘mysterious’: secretive, enigmatic, shadowy,...

When Sending an Email is Worse Than Not
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When Sending an Email is Worse Than Not

Marketing Automation is a Wonderful Tool Marketing automation can save you time, and it allows you to reach out to prospects in an individual way that you would never have time to do without automation tools. Sometimes. The convenience and affordability of automated email marketing are indisputable so why only sometimes? Like all forms of marketing, automated email...

Mailboxes Don’t Have Spam Filters
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Mailboxes Don’t Have Spam Filters

Or Delete Buttons Ok, so you know the statistics.   You know that on average, the email marketing open rate is 22-23%. The click rate is less than 5 %. If your business is using this as your primary marketing tool, you may believe that even if they don’t open your email, you are keeping the...

Amazon Prime Day – A Lesson In Winning the Fail
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Amazon Prime Day – A Lesson In Winning the Fail

Amazon Prime Day was’ the shot heard round the world’, what seems to be up for debate, however, is whether or not it was a blank. In case you’re living in a cave (pun intended), check out our summary of Prime Day. Shoppers took to social media early in the day to voice skepticism and frustration at both...

Amazon Takes on the World, and Wal-Mart
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Amazon Takes on the World, and Wal-Mart

Amazon has finally gone and done it; they are now powerful enough to have created their own global holiday. As part of its 20th birthday celebration, Amazon has dedicated July 15th as ‘Prime Day’. Billed as a discount shopping event to rival Black Friday, the one-day sale is exclusive to Amazon’s Prime customers; a $99 per year...

Repairing A Broken Customer Relationship Part 2
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Repairing A Broken Customer Relationship Part 2

NextPage feels so strongly about our relationship with our customer; we made them the cornerstone of our mission: Mission. We create exceptional experiences by reinventing how our customers engage their customers for better results. We solve problems, mine data and leverage the latest printing and communication technologies to deliver more than ink on paper. By...

Repairing a Broken Customer Relationship
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Repairing a Broken Customer Relationship

Maintaining the trust and loyalty of a customer base for over a hundred years is a challenge that very few companies have achieved. Shortly after crossing the century mark, JCPenney faced significant brand damage. The challenge of redeeming a tarnished brand and winning back customer loyalty is more than most companies would be able to withstand. In Part 1...

Why Your Resume is Probably Obsolete ~ Part 3 of 3
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Why Your Resume is Probably Obsolete ~ Part 3 of 3

We discussed in Part 2 of this series the critical role data management now plays in the day to day life of the marketing professional. In Part 3 we delve into the seemingly unlikely marriage of the CIO and the CMO. The ‘always-on’ customer has led to massive technological innovation for the management of near real-time data. A clear...

Why Your Marketing Resume Is Probably Obsolete ~ Part 1 of 3
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Why Your Marketing Resume Is Probably Obsolete ~ Part 1 of 3

The Evolution of Marketing NextPage is fully aware that the digital age has redefined marketing, and in so doing, created an evolved definition of the role of Chief Marketing Officer. You can almost visualize a ‘March of Progress’ type of illustration. It would begin with Mad Men’s drink holding Don Draper, morph into Darrin Stephens,...